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Our ~Toadally~ Tasty Guide to Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort

by Mommy Frog on May 4, 2024
16 Los Angeles

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - PinterestNo trip to Disneyland Resort is complete without trying all of its tasty treats and iconic foods. When you have food allergies or dining restrictions, we understand that this can sometimes leave you with a case of FOMO, as accommodations can be scarce. Luckily, Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure Park offer a ton of gluten-free options! You can enjoy some favorite snacks, while others will come with slight modifications. Let’s hop to it and find out the ribbeting details on how to eat gluten-free at Disneyland Resort.

Don't froget to ask a cast member about ingredients before ordering, as things do change all the time. The Disneyland chefs are always hoppy to talk to guests about allergies and intolerances. Let the host or server know your dining limitations when you check in and sit down. They can send a chef to your table. When mobile ordering, scroll down to the Gluten/Wheat Allergy-Friendly tab and order from there. You can also order in person to modify food items and make them gluten-free.

Our Toadally Tasty Guide to Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort

We are hoppy to say that Disneyland adds more gluten-friendly and gluten-free items all the time. Some of the newest items are the cheese and pepperoni Flop-Overs at Café Daisy in the reimagined Toontown!

Our ~Toadally~ Tasty Guide to Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Gluten-friendly Flop-Over at Cafe Daisy

Here’s a look at some of the yummy gluten-free choices, along with some tips for eating gluten-free at Disneyland. Keep in mind that it might take longer than usual for the restaurant to prepare your food when you order gluten-free. The cooks may prepare a gluten-free food item or meal in a separate area, change gloves before preparing it, use a different oil to fry it (if necessary) and take the measures necessary to prevent cross-contamination. Packaged baked goods may need to be thawed or heated. Know that the extra time is to keep your food safe from unwanted ingredients ... a labor of love!

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Salad

Some foods are considered gluten-friendly, meaning they are not made with any gluten, but these foods could have some cross-contamination. If you are very sensitive, then avoid these foods. If you avoid gluten for reasons outside of a medical condition or allergy, then these particular choices may work for you.

An item that is labeled “gluten-free” has been made without gluten and measures have been taken to prevent any cross-contamination. For example, the delicious Disneyland macarons or gluten-friendly IncrediCookie may be naturally gluten-free, but they are not labeled or promoted as “gluten-free.” The macarons are sitting near other baked goods, making cross-contamination possible... so approach with caution. The true gluten-free baked cookies and muffins are made off-site and packaged in a sealed bag. (We thought they were pretty tasty!)

Gluten-Free Breakfast Options at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Parks

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Mickey Waffles Carnations Cafe

I don't know about you, but I am a firm believer that breakfast is the most important (and often the most delicious) meal of the day, especially when you'll be hoppin' around the theme parks. At Disneyland, get your gluten-free Mickeywaffles, potatoes, eggs, omelets, fruit, sausage and bacon at Carnation Café or Plaza Inn. You can also request gluten-free pancakes (at Carnation Café) or get the breakfast skillet.

Tasty Guide to Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Gluten-free options at Plaza Inn at Breakfast

Plaza Inn has a character dining breakfast buffet. Let them know you are gluten-free when you check in. Also, tell the person who brings you to your table. They'll send the chef out to talk to you, so you can discuss what is safe at the buffet. You can specifically request the gluten-free Mickey waffles from the chef. The Mickey waffles are dense and chewy, not at all crumbly and dry. We give them two gloves up! Our chef brought us a plate with gluten-free Mickey Waffles, scrambled egg, roasted potatoes (instead of the fried potatoes) and bacon or sausage. We also enjoyed fruit, the omelet station, yogurt and more. Options vary slightly at each of the character dining locations.

Tasty Guide to Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Little Town Harvest Bowl

In terms of quick-service breakfast choices, you can get eggs, bacon or sausage and a Cuties mandarin or the delicious Little Town Harvest Bowl at Red Rose Taverne. The Jolly Holiday Bakery Café has a gluten-friendly blueberry muffin and Jolly Holiday Combo in the morning as well as the gluten-friendly macarons. You can always find fresh fruits and even yogurt in the parks.

At Disney California Adventure Park, fuel up at Pym Test Kitchen in Avengers Campus with items from the gluten/wheat allergy menu. You can order the egg dishes and substitute the bread for a gluten-free option. We love the potato bites and bacon!

Gluten-Free Quick-Service Lunch & Dinner Options at Disneyland Park

Our ~Toadally~ Tasty Guide to Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Chili dog with cookie and blueberry muffin

Even on a gluten-free diet, you can still enjoy sandwiches, rolls, hot dogs, pasta, pizza and even baked goods when dining at Disneyland. You may not see gluten-free items on the main menu, but you can ask about accommodations or even view the gluten-free choices for restaurants when using the Mobile Order feature on the app. Look for the "Allergy-Friendly" button and select "Gluten/Wheat Allergy-Friendly" to see a list of choices. When you arrive at other restaurants to order in person, ask if there's an allergy menu, which highlights wheat/gluten allergies to help you find the foods that best meet your needs. The park no longer hands out one guide for all gluten-free choices because the menu items and ingredients are always changing. That's hoppy news though because it seems like there are always new options!

Our ~Toadally~ Tasty Guide to Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Pizza and salad

Here are a few gluten-free suggestions at Disneyland Park:

  • Alien Pizza Planet – Enjoy salads, rice pasta and gluten-friendly pizza upon request. The pizza is really tasty, but it's thin and more of a kid portion size. Pair it with Satellite Salad (not shown) to make it a filling meal.
  • Bengal BBQ  The sauces on the meats include gluten, but you can order the meat without sauce. The hummus is not made with gluten, but it may be cross-contaminated.
  • Café Daisy – At times you can order the Flop-Overs and a side of chili cheese sauce.
  • Docking Bay 7 – Get the salad. We love this option, but it can change seasonally, so confirm it's from the gluten-free menu.
  • Tiana's Palace - Enjoy the allergy-friendly 7 Greens Gumbo, Gulf Shrimp and Grits, or Roasted Chicken Drumstick.
  • Galactic Grill – Find gluten-free buns for sandwiches, plant-based burgers and cheeseburgers/hamburgers for adults and kids. The fries are gluten-friendly. You can enjoy chopped salad, a POWER Pack or a strawberry fruit bar.
  • Harbour Galley – The fruit salad and Power Packs are gluten-free options.

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Plant-Based Burger

  • Hungry Bear – This restaurant offers gluten-free buns or lettuce wraps for cheeseburgers. The Fantasmic! dining package also comes with gluten-free choices. The fries and strawberry fruit bar are gluten-friendly as well as the chicken salad. Kids can get a hamburger or POWER Pack.
  • Jolly Holiday Bakery Café – Enjoy a gluten-free version of the Jolly Holiday Combo of grilled cheese and tomato basil soup or a turkey sandwich (for adults and kids). You can enjoy a gluten-free blueberry muffin, cookie or fruit as well. You can even pair your sandwich with gluten-free bread or salad without the breadstick.
  • Oga's Cantina – The menu changes constantly, so ask your server about gluten-free options.

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Chicken at Plaza Inn

  • Plaza Inn – Request the allergy menu to see your options. You can get four gluten-free chicken legs with the chicken dinner (with a gluten-free roll and gluten-free gravy, which is darker than the one in the above photo), pot roast, penne pasta, house salad or the chipotle-pineapple glazed salmon. Look for gluten-free baked goods, as well.
  • Rancho del Zocalo – This restaurant has gluten-free tacos, pollo asado and more.
  • Red Rose Taverne – Try the gluten-free buns for burgers, salads or the delicious Little Town Harvest Bowl. You may have to order some items in person. 
  • Refreshment Corner – Get a hot dog and chili dogs with a gluten-free bun, blueberry muffin or chocolate chip cookie.
  • Troubadour Tavern — Nothing is listed gluten-free, but you may be able to get a baked potato.

The baked goods (cookie and blueberry muffin) are officially gluten-free and come in a sealed wrapper.

Gluten-Free Quick-Service Lunch & Dinner Options at Disney California Adventure Park

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Quesabirria tacos

  • Cocina Cucamonga – This location offers a ton of great options! When mobile ordering, scroll down to the Gluten/Wheat Allergy-Friendly section. You can get tacos with corn tortillas, rice, frijoles and horchata agua fresca. But did you know you can eat the very popular QuesaBirria tacos? There's a purchase limit of two per transaction.
  • Aunt Cass Café – This location has no gluten-free items listed. It is attached to a sourdough bakery, so steer clear if you have severe allergies.
  • Award Wieners – Gluten-free buns are available. You just need to order in person.
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta – Ask about gluten-free pasta, pizza and salad. Let the chef know if you have celiac disease so they can take extra measures to avoid cross-contamination. You can also get dairy-free pizza.
  • Flo’s – Flo's offers gluten-free burgers, sandwiches and shakes.

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Chicken Stir Fry from Lucky Fortune

  • Lucky Fortune Cookery – Try teriyaki chicken or the kids chicken and rice.
  • Smokejumper’s Grill – You can find gluten-free hamburgers and cheeseburgers, a chicken sandwich, chicken salad, fries and shakes.
  • Pym Test Kitchen – You can get several sandwiches gluten-free.

Gluten-Free Table-Service Options at Disneyland Resort

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Salmon

You can always request an allergy menu at any of the table-service restaurants. Some are printed, and some may be verbal. Menu items are subject to change due to availability and season.

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Menu

  • Blue Bayou – Request an allergy menu, where you may find salad and entrees that can be served gluten-free.
  • Carnation Cafe – You'll find several gluten-free items on the allergy menu.
  • River Belle Terrace – Request the allergy menu, which may include salads and entrees.
  • Café Orleans – One of the most popular dishes is the Monte Cristo Sandwich. Good news! You can get the gluten-free Monte Cristo in either the classic version (with Swiss cheese, ham and turkey) or the three cheese. However, you must get a reservation and order at least 24 hours in advance by emailing your request and dining reservation number to [email protected]. (Our gluten-free froggy friends told us it's toadally worth the effort!) Other menu items are also safe and do not require advance notice. You can order a salad, Shrimp and Grits, Bourbon Street Chicken and more.
  • Wine Country Trattoria – The allergy menus feature several items for gluten/wheat allergies, including salads, gluten-free pasta substitutions and other entrees.
  • Carthay Circle – This restaurant makes gluten-free meals and has been known to make gluten-free chocolate creme brûlée or sorbet for dessert. Ask your server for gluten-free options.
  • Lamplight Lounge – Request an allergy menu and also talk to your server about some off-menu suggestions, as well.
  • Character Dining – If you are hopping to a character dining meal, either at Plaza Inn at Disneyland Park or at a Disneyland Resort hotel, be sure to let them know when you reserve, pay and are seated that you need gluten-free options. You may be able to speak to the chef and can acquire gluten-free items not found at the buffet. When you order, let them know if you want gluten-free Mickey or Minnie waffles.

Gluten-Free Snacks and Desserts at Disneyland Resort

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Cookies

Now onto our favorite part: the best gluten-free Disneyland snacks and desserts!

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Ice Cream Treat

  • Popcorn
  • Mickey ice cream bar on a stick
  • Turkey leg
  • Cotton candy
  • Fruit
  • Pickles
  • Dole Whip (it is gluten-free but contains modified food starch, which may affect people sensitive to that ingredient)
  • Pixar Pier Parfait
  • Strawberry fruit bar
  • Cotton candy
  • Frozen banana (these are back!)
  • Packaged gluten-free muffins and chocolate chip cookies (available at many restaurants)
  • Churro toffee (subject to cross-contamination)
  • Caramel apples (subject to cross-contamination)
  • Clarabelle’s hand-dipped ice cream (specify when ordering that you require it to be gluten-free)
  • The IncrediCookie gluten-friendly cookie
  • Power Packs

Keep in mind that some of these items may be subject to cross-contamination. Only you know your body and its sensitivity levels best!

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Pickle and Watermelon

Tips for Eating Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort

Dining Gluten-Free at Disneyland Resort - Frozen Banana

  • Bring your own snacks (saves money and prevents cross-contamination).
  • Ask for gluten-free/allergy menus at table-service restaurants and other restaurants.
  • Talk to the chef if you have any questions.
  • Ask for ingredient labels if you aren’t sure. The chocolate-covered banana label says dairy-free, gluten-free and kosher. But they are made in a facility that uses milk, coconut and wheat flour.
  • Use Mobile Order and select from the allergy menu at the bottom. You can order in person to find out how to modify dishes and find other options to best meet your needs. This is best if you have multiple allergies.
  • Pack some extra patience, as special accommodations can take longer to prepare. Baked goods may be frozen and need to be heated up.
  • Double-check your order and confirm with the cast member that it’s gluten-free before digging in.
  • Know the difference between gluten-free and gluten-friendly and how that may affect you.

While this is not meant to be a complete list of all the options for dining gluten-free at Disneyland, it can give you an idea of where to start. Hopfully, it makes finding gluten-free options at Disneyland a little easier for you! Keep in mind that menus and ingredients may change, so always ask questions before you order.

Do you have any favorite gluten-free foods at Disneyland or tips for eating gluten-free in the parks? Please share them in the comments below! Don't froget that you can save money on Disneyland Resort tickets when purchasing from your favorite froggy friends! Ribbit, ribbit! 

Related: The Ins and Outs of Disneyland Dining Reservations

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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May 20, 2023 at 7:52 a.m.
Lydia Says...


My son is allergic ego eggs, wheat, diary, peanuts and treenuts. I am having a very hard time navigating his multiple allergies. I have filled out the special dietary requests but would like to utilize quick services places as well. By chance do you happen to know any items that are free from all of my sons allergies? Thank you!!

May 22, 2023 at 1:11 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lydia!

Since your son has multiple food allergies, it will be best to consult with the chef or special diets trained cast member at each restaurant (whether quick-service or table-service) before placing an order. Disney is very accommodating when it comes to allergy requests! For preparation purposes, you can view allergy-friendly offerings on the restaurants' menus ahead of time, though they tend to be separated by allergy type. This is why we'd suggest ordering in person instead of mobile ordering to ensure they can accommodate all allergies. However, you can go through the motions of mobile ordering in the app, as this is where you can easily find the allergy section. For instance, Galactic Grill has an allergy free kids' hamburger. Red Rose Taverne, Cocina Cucamonga and Flo's have several allergy friendly items as well. But again, it will be best to confirm and order in person to make sure it meets his needs. Depending on the restaurant, they may be able to modify or create something that's not even listed on the menu (more likely at table-service restaurants or buffets). Disney also allows you to bring in outside food and snacks as long as they're not in glass containers or require heating or refrigeration — so as a backup option, we'd also suggest having some snacks on hand.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

May 6, 2023 at 3:08 a.m.
Madeleine Says...

Thank you so much for this! This is reducing a lot of anxiety <3

May 10, 2023 at 8:17 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Madeleine!

We're so hoppy to hear that! We're glad you hopped by, and hope you have a frogtastic trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Mar 21, 2023 at 9:34 p.m.
Joel Says...

I know this is an old post but it will give me some tips of what to ask for when dining in the park. Maybe the have updated their menus. Thanks

Mar 22, 2023 at 12:58 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi Joel!

Thanks for hopping by :) we do try to update this post at least once a year, though menus can change regularly. With Mickey's Toontown Area reopening and offering some gluten-free options, we'll be getting to it real soon!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 19, 2022 at 4:01 a.m.
John Says...

Flo's no longer has breakfast ????.

No gluten free breakfast to he found in California adventure as of April 2022

Apr 19, 2022 at 8:43 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

Thanks for bringing this to our attention! This is an older post that we haven't updated since 2020 so some info may be outdated. But since it's on our radar now, we'll update it soon.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Sep 10, 2021 at 2:38 a.m.
Jen Butcher Says...

We are taking my daughter's first trip to DLR in November for her birthday and she just developed a gluten allergy. This is SO helpful! Thank you!

Sep 10, 2021 at 9:32 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

You're toadally welcome, Jen! We're hoppy to help :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Aug 17, 2021 at 12:24 a.m.
Brooke Flake Says...

This is great, thanks!

Aug 17, 2021 at 9:07 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

You're welcome, Brooke! :)

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Apr 21, 2021 at 3:06 p.m.
Ana Says...

Thank you so much for this amazing list! I have celiac and am going to Disneyland after AGES, this is going to help me SO much!

Apr 21, 2021 at 10:38 a.m.
FrogBlog Says...

We're so hoppy to help, Ana! Hope you have a frogtastic time!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

Feb 11, 2020 at 4:11 a.m.
Ashley Says...

Thank you so much. I've been scouring the internet looking for GF Disneyland foods and it took me a while to find a straight to the point, what foods and where list. My teenage son has celiac so it is extremely important for him to have a safe, healthy and pain free trip and this article will help us accomplish that! Thank you so much !!!

Feb 11, 2020 at 1:40 p.m.
FrogBlog Says...

You are so welcome, Ashley - thank you for taking the time to let us know! We are just hoppy to help. We hope you and your son have a wonderful trip!

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog


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